DFW Music News

Things of Earth on Instrumental Rock, Playing with Comedians, and Being from Mesquite

Things of Earth is a four-piece that started in Mesquite, where a majority of its members reside. But instead of taking the route of being a derivative Slipknot knockoff or a cover band destined to play wallpaper corporate gigs, this band has a thundering sound of twisting post-rock with a metallic punch. Think Pelican by way of Hum and Failure.

They have a second EP, Dangers, on their hands and will celebrate its release this Friday with a free show at the Foundry. We met up with the band and chatted on a windy night in the parking lot of a Plucker's (where else?) to talk about the beginnings of the band, their sound, and how the hell a band like this came from Mesquite.

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Eric Grubbs is a Dallas-based writer who has published two books, Post: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore 1985-2007 and When We Were the Kids. His writing has been featured in Punk Planet, Popdose, Fort Worth Weekly, The Dentonite and LA Weekly. He supports Manchester City and will never root for Manchester United.
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